Workers in a Time of War: Pakistan and the Crisis of the International Labor Movement
Sunday, December 6, 2009, 2PM University of Chicago International House
A discussion with:
Rubina Jamil President, Working Women Organization; and Chair, All Pakistan Trade Union Federation
Atiya Khan Platypus Affiliated Society; and PhD candidate in History at the University of Chicago
Introduced and moderated by Spencer Leonard, Platypus Affiliated Society; Editor-in-Chief, The Platypus Review; and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago
A moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A with a leading figures of the Pakistani labor movement to talk about workers rights, womenâs rights, the struggle to organize in the shadow of the Taliban, and the impact of the ongoing U.S./NATO war in Afghanistan on the workers of Pakistan. These topics will be explored in light of the increasingly pressing need to reconstitute an international Left.